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Oct 2, 2012 5:00am EDT
also passed the citizenship exam. she owns a latino restaurant in columbia heights where she has lived for 22 years. >> when i come to this country, -- [indiscernible] this is the best country in the world. >> reporter: both women were prepared for the citizenship examination thanks to carecen, also known as latino resource and justice center. the nonprofit organization supports students through the citizenship application process, including an examination. >> 90% of the students who go through our classes pass their test. >> reporter: anna is the dreghtor of education and advocacy for -- director of education and advocacy for carecen. she says citizenship is important for immigrants. >> you get information on policies that affect the community besides all other benefits that citizenship comes with, you know, being able to travel freely. >> reporter: gomez has worked for howard university hospital for 11 years. as a citizen she as her sights on other -- has her sights on other job opportunities. >> maybe i want to apply for a position in government. >> carecen charges $50 for class reg
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